May 19th, 2006
|05:04 pm - Questions to ask and answer|
Taken from latexpussy's lj, here's a bit of a quiz:
Ask me one question for each topic (in depth or simple) and I will do the same for you.
11. Home town
12. Physical Appearance
13. Volunteer Work
14. Life Goals
15. The World
My answers to her questions can be found in this entry.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB
answers! divided, because some wre longer than others :)
1. Travel - Most people have a favourite place to travel to. What's yours, and why haven't you been there since last time?
Do you mean the actual act of travelling or the getting there?
If you mean the actual destination, Butternut Lake, Wisconsin. I LOVE it.
It's full of mud and crawfish and cold water and bonfires and hiking and biking and canoing and snorkeling and awesome grandma cooking and awesome grandpa fishing lore and and and I miss it so badly. I haven't been there in two years, though, because the last two summers were devoted to money, meaning that I couldn't take that much time off of work (especially last summer, since I had a "real" job.) This summer, if I go back to Greif, I will definitely ask for the time to do it... because I miss it. And it might be the last time both of my brothers and I all do something together for a good 6 years.
This might mean I give up Summerland, Summerset, or one of the other weekend events.. Currently, it's all up in the air. I want to be there with my grove (my spiritual family), but I owe primary allegiance to my blood family.
If you are talkin' favourite place to travel TO, I'd say Hocking Hills / Tar Hollow / other Ohio State Parks in the autumn. The further away the better -- I LOVE long drives under a crisp blue autumn sky with all the leaves changing colours. :)
2. Religion - Are you at the point where every fire you see is Agni, from bonfires to cigarttes?
No. My relationship with Agni is curious.
There is also the fact that I have a fundamental "base layer" sort of paganism beneath all of this. Before the "Earth Mother," I honour the Earth, for example. I honour the ocean because it is the ocean and that in itself is holy to me, not because the ocean is sacred to Mannanan, who in other spheres I also honour. I sometimes have trouble conceptualizing deities. Nature, on the other hand, always makes sense and is always overtly magical/sacred. Fire is something that I have always revered. I may come to strongly associate it with Agni, but Fire will always be Fire foremost.
This is the same reason why, though I clearly love rocks, I do not associate them with deities. I do not even link stones and caverns with the "Earth Mother". Rock, to me, is its own essence, its own nameless god -- it cannot be said that I worship rocks solely as material lumps, but neither can be it said that I honour the spirit and idea of rocks as though it were a particular deity.
Sorry, tangent. It's part of what I need to be thinking/writing about here soon, but haven't had time. :)
3. Family - I need a difinitive count: how many siblings do you actually have?
*laughs* I have two brothers, Rob and John/Gio. Rob is the Mountaineer/black-belt/Chemical engineer who goes to OSU and hangs out with me when it's possible. He'll be going to UC Santa Barbara for his PhD. John is the older one who lives in Kentucky with his partner Brian and just got his masters in business. :)
4. Love - Where is the best place to find love?
Beneath a wild sky.
5. Sex - What one thing can always make you feel sexy?
A slightly possessive touch, as per someone's hands creasing around a hip, wrapping around my waist and pulling me closer, tangling in my hair with a little bit of command. I suppose this could be equated with somebody else's veiled or unveiled expression of desire -- when somebody ESLE seems to think that I'm sexy, I cannot help but respond. :)
Rhythmic music also seems to work unconditionally, as does ... well, happiness, sometimes. :) It's weird, but sometimes when I look hideous because my hair is all rain-soaked or I'm covered in mud or I just spilled ice-cream on my lap or etc etc... I am surprised to feel suddenly sexy despite that when I am completely overcome with mischief and mirth. :)